Trev (1945) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: Pour is hazy gold with a fast fading medium white head.
aroma is strong cardamom and clove spice. Ginger and lemon as well.
Flavour is lemon, slightly yeasty. white pepper, cardamom spice. Earthy biscuity malt. Body is a touch on the thin side, but overall I enjoyed this very spice forward beer.
marcus (6588) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting from bottle at BevMo, Sacramento. Pours yellow with a small white head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a lightly sour pale malt flavor with a very fruity finish.
ekoerper (589) - Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: mostly cardamom, a touch of citrus, light malts.
Appearance: light golden, fairly hazy, white head with good retention, thin lacing.
Flavor: light malts, lemon, some spicy hops, medium bitterness, lots of cardamom, light pepper note.
Palate: light-medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: actually quite nice, the cardamom could be scaled back a touch.
krumbum (522) - truckee, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks pale, cloudy, and frothy. Smells Yeasty like fermenting dough, The flavor comes with a slight pause then a bite of cardamon drags you in to the floral hoppyness that stains your mouth, all paired with a slight Saison tartness. Palate is thin and refreshing then evaporates away into a joyful hop flavored dryness. For some reason my imagination of that description creates a visual image of a hanging out sassy old grandma that you are always happy you spent the time hearing their stories.
portableparty (1921) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can to glass. Pours hazy pale yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film and collar. Aroma has strong cardamon along with lemon citrus pepper and biscuit and yeast. Taste again more cardamon and pepper spice with hints of bitterness funk citrus lemon grass and malt. Palate is thin to medium with a drying finish. This is not a bad beer. I happen to really enjoy cardamon, so its a plus for me!
TheHOFF43 (1756) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pours a bright, clear yellow with a little white head. Aroma is cardamom and citrus. I don’t get saisons.
bhensonb (11255) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Malt & Vine. Pours a light lemon yellow with a fizzy/creamy 3 finger white head. Aroma for some reason reminds me of thanksgiving turkey. Not necessarily dressing either. Maybe the gravy. Can that be cardamom? Well they do put it in stuffing. Strong aroma. Med body. Flavor is sort of earthy citrus. Certainly dry. Decently bitter. This is whacked in a good way.
ben4321 (4024) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 12 oz can from jcos, 1/29/13
Aroma: It is heavy heavy spice: cardamom, ginger, etc, with some light lemon/orange rind notes
Appearance: Pours a completely clear golden color with a small white head and spotty lace
Flavor: There’s still a ton of spice, but the yeast, citrus rind, and hop notes come through too
Palate: The body is medium, it has a tingly feel, lively carbonation, and a dry, spicy finish
Thanks for grabbing me one of these Kramer! I’d been meaning to try this one anyway. Wow, that is an in your face spice nose for sure. The other components seem like they could be pretty interesting, but are just completely crushed by the spice. I have mixed feeling on this one, but ultimately I could have used more balance.
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Bright yellow pour, slightly hazy, small white head. Awesome aroma of cardamom and lemon. Similar taste, but I think the aroma is a little nicer. Good stuff.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a thin bubbly ring of white around the top of the glass. You will see a bubble here and there rising from bottom to top.
Aroma: Definiate cardamom, spices like that within a bouquet of spicy Belgian yeast.
Taste: Cardamom, ginger, spicy fruity Belgian yeast. Very light hop spice.
Mouthfeel: Juicy, full bodied, modest carbonation.
Overall: I enjoyed this beer! I like the herbal saison that many brewers have been doing here in the US, and this is one of them.